Build 2017: Microsoft opens up Cortana Skills Kit

Microsoft today opened up its Cortana Skills Kit at its annual Build 2017 conference. The new Cortana Skills Kit is now available as a public preview and it has plenty of new skills that developers can make use of.

Cortana Skills Set is an SDK that will allow devs to build Cortana-enabled devices, or basically give them an AI that is powered by Microsoft. This would also allow Cortana’s skills of voice-based features to be enabled into more apps.

From the looks of its there are 46 skills available so far and these come from a number of partners that Microsoft has managed to rope in. The skills work best on Windows 10 Creators Edition and will also work on Android and iOS.

The list of currently available skills are as follows, Microsoft will be adding more as they are developed.

My Therapist
Washington State Ferry
Haunted House
Short Bedtime Story
Bargain Buddy
Ask My Buddy
Starfish Peeps
Word of the Day
VentureBeat News
Internet of Things Facts
Starfish Dico
Spurs Fans
The Pledge of Allegiance
Starfish Me
The National Anthem
The Name Game Song
Starfish Messenger
Powerball Helper
Starfish Band
Sound Effects
Cavaliers Fan
Celtics Fan
Cat Facts
Bucket List
Ghost Detector
Woman of the Day
Headline News
Warriors Fan

One detail to note here is that these skills are only an early preview of things to come.

Published Date: May 10, 2017 10:43 pm | Updated Date: May 10, 2017 10:43 pm